NOT ONLY a GASTRONOMIC BLOG BY ELENA FERNÁNDEZ AND DIEGO ARÉVALO

Casa Marcial: a gastronomic journey from sea to sky

It is said that in many experiences the journey is an especially important part. When you visit Casa Marcial, this trip becomes a fundamental part. The 25 minutes that separate Ribadesella, a coastal town in Asturias in the North of Spain from La Salgar become a...

Harmony and diversity in the land of 1,000 wines

Bodegas familiares de Rioja has spent more than three decades trying to escape the long shadow of Rioja wine success. And trying to show that the best known Spanish wine region is simultaneously the most unknown They arrived in Madrid and put on the beret. And they...

Fenavin 10 X 10: a list of interesting and affordable Spanish wines

I had the opportunity to visit a few weeks ago the most important Spanish wine fair in the country (Fenavin) and one of the most relevants in Europe. I set myself the challenge of choosing the ten more interesting wines for 10 euros or less that I tasted. Or almost,...

Almudena de Llaguno: a pioneer journey

We look at the moment that Spanish wineries are living in the US through the eyes of a true pioneer: Almudena de Llaguno. Almudena founded in 1985 with Steve Metzler Classical Wines from Spain, the first Spanish wine importing company in the country. Since then they...

Water: the underground treasure of Madrid

Madrid has a cathedral underground. And I would even say that it is more beautiful than our official one the Almudena cathedral. This is depot number 2 of the main water channel of Madrid, which is hidden underground. Unlike other European cities, Madrid does not have...
My favorite Spanish wines 90+ in Guia Peñin

My favorite Spanish wines 90+ in Guia Peñin

In recent weeks I´ve had the opportunity to participate in two of the most important wine events organized by Guia Peñin: the Hall of the Best Wines of Spain, in which 400 wineries presented more than 2,000 references that have obtained a score greater than 90 points...

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Organic kefir, 3,000 goats, and letur´s dream

Organic kefir, 3,000 goats, and letur´s dream

To get to the little town of Letur in the southeast of Spain you must travel more than an hour from Albacete, the closest big city along a winding road parallel to the Segura River, which was strangely familiar to me despite being the first time I visited. Arriving in...

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Duero wines: emergence, tradition, and diversity

Duero wines: emergence, tradition, and diversity

I came to find Duero Wine Fest, the festival of celebration of wines made by the Duero River in the NW of Spain in a bizarre way: after reading negative comments on social networks about the low presence of women in the program. I who never went on quotas commented...

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Saddle restaurant: from a splendid past to a promising future

Saddle restaurant: from a splendid past to a promising future

Saddle restaurant, opened in October 2019, is heir to the legendary Jockey restaurant, the first luxury restaurant in Madrid founded in 1945 by Arsenio Martínez Campos y de la Viesca, a Spanish high society politician, as related by his great-granddaughter Veronica:...

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On a road trip through the Spanish ecological map

On a road trip through the Spanish ecological map

There was an uncontained joy in the environment and very special energy. It was the first time in a long time that exhibitors participating in Organic Food Iberia left their virtual bubble to participate in a brick-and-mortar fair. Those fairs in which samples of wine...

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